[mythtv-users] HD-PVR and vip211k

Steve Anthony steveranthony at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 01:35:55 UTC 2009

Thanks Alex...

I'm dying to get my HDPVR channel changing...

I'll let you know soon as I give it a try... either tonite or tomorrow...

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Alex Williamson <
alex.l.williamson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Steve Anthony <steveranthony at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I have the exact same setup...  HDPVR with VIP211k...
> Hey me too ;)
> > I'm also stuck on controlling the VIP211k with an IR blaster...
> I've had this setup since before Jarod had the hdpvr IR blaster
> working, so I used a dumb serial IR transceiver.  It worked
> wonderfully until a month or so ago, now it's only been about 90%
> reliable (worse for some channel sequences).  I can't figure out what
> changed.  I think the vip211k may have had it's firmware updated
> recently over the air, and that may have contributed to the problems
> (I'm not entirely convinced my remote works all that much better than
> the blaster).  You can find another recent thread on the list where I
> attempted to make a dish blaster using an arduino micro-controller.
> It works, but I'm not sure I'd claim it's any better than serial was
> working for me (you don't have to use lirc with it, which is a bonus
> in my book).
> In any case, you *should* be able to control the vip211k using any
> lirc compatible IR transmitter, serial, usb-uirt, etc... using the
> dish remote lircd.conf file.  I've been polling the list to see what
> the preferred IR blaster is these days, but most folks seem to be
> clinging onto old hardware that's difficult to get anymore
> (myblaster).  If anyone finds a blaster/config that works reliable
> with a vip211k, I'd certainly be interested too.
> Alex
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